Once again, an organization has to distance themselves from the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES after a speech because he is batshit crazy

First it was the boy scouts apologizing for bringing the president out to speak, now it is the police.  The police department Trump spoke to when he encouraged police violence had to tweet last night saying that they were actually AGAINST police violence.  

Of course, it is not good news that the president is a complete lunatic who thinks cops should be more violent.  Frankly, that isn’t even news.  

It IS good news that people feel empowered at this point to stand up and say “that batshit crazy does not represent us.”  We have come a long way in six months — more and more people and groups are finally agreeing with us that THIS IS NOT NORMAL.  And *that* is great news.

Oh and the International of Chiefs of Police was also like: No.  Not how we do things.

Republicans brace for 2018 Obamacare fallout

Vulnerable lawmakers took a politically risky vote in trying to take healthcare away from the poor in order to give tax cuts to the rich.

Now, they not only don’t have their awful and evil bill — they still have to take responsibility for voting for it.

Worst of both worlds for them — best of both worlds for America.

They are starting to point fingers at Trump for their troubles.

As House Republicans vented about the Senate’s failure to repeal Obamacare at a private meeting Friday morning, one member suddenly stood up to pin the blame on someone else entirely: President Donald Trump.

Rep. Dave Trott shocked the room when he said the president had been unhelpful on health care, according to sources at the meeting. The second-term Republican from Michigan worried aloud that constant White House infighting was distracting from the Republican agenda — and he said he felt the president could have done more to get the bill across the finish line.

Trott was simply vocalizing what’s on many members’ minds already, even if few say so publicly for fear of retribution. Hill Republicans are increasingly worried that Trump’s penchant for drama — and the constant bickering in the West Wing — is going to crush their agenda.

Agenda crushed = good news

Turning on Trump = good news

The WP said Trump is now a lame duck

Remember this day, July 28, 2017: The day Donald Trump became a lame duck president. More significantly, the day the tea party revolution ended and Washington began the return to “regular order.”

The coup de grâce came at 1:30 a.m. on the Senate floor as John McCain became the third Republican to break ranks and defeat the third attempt to repeal Obamacare, which embodied the Democrats’ promise that all Americans could — and should — have health insurance at a price they can afford. It was, as tea party Republicans had warned, another expensive government entitlement that, once granted, could never be taken away. Now McCain had acknowledged that political reality.

This is a Waterloo moment for Trump, the tea party and their alliance.  They have been stopped in their tracks not only by Democratic opposition but because of a mutiny within their own ranks. Although never particularly liked or respected, it is now clear that they are no longer feared. The bankruptcy of their ideas and their incompetence have been exposed. Their momentum has been dissipated. Their rejection of political norms has itself been scorned. Our long national nightmare may finally be coming to an end.

Wow!  if that isn’t good news, I don’t know what is!

Great Climate News!

It’s happening. Republicans in Congress are starting to influence climate policy—in the right direction. This week, dozens of House Republicans joined Democrats to vote down an anti-climate amendment and sent a strong message that the military should prepare for and fight climate change.

Congress advised it has authority to undo any transgender military ban

If Trump follows through on his declaration to ban all transgender military personnel, Congress could delay or even undo it, according to a new analysis from the legislative branch's research arm.

Poll: Majority of Americans opposes Trump’s transgender military ban

People oppose the ban by a margin of 2 to 1!  That is amazing news.  We really have come so far in such a short time as a country (the current president notwithstanding, of course).

BuzzFeed is going great investigative journalism into Russia

Urgent questions remain about Vladimir Putin’s former media czar ’s death. The government is withholding the FBI’s investigative file, which includes critical evidence ranging from surveillance tapes to witness interviews. So today, BuzzFeed News filed a lawsuit to pry that information loose.

the more news organizations look into this mess, the better!

The WH infighting even includes Breitbart attacking the Mooch

The Mooch seems to be winning his fight to control the WH (which, lord help us, who thought they could get even crazier?)  Seems it is making Bannon mad — as seen by Brietbart going after the Mooch.

Any infighting that keeps them from getting stuff done is GOOD NEWS

Federal Court: Public Officials Cannot Block Social Media Users Because of Their Criticism

The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University has sued the president on behalf of blocked users, spurring a lively academic debate on the topic. But Trump isn’t the only politician who has blocked people on social media. This week, a federal court weighed in on the question in a case with obvious parallels to Trump’s. It determined that the First Amendment’s Free Speech Clause does indeed prohibit officeholders from blocking social media users on the basis of their views.

Finally, this is not good news, but another article from VSB had me laughing out loud.  This one wondered why the men of the WH are so obsessed with one another’s genitals.

Have a great weekend everyone!  

Enjoy some of that freedom we are fighting so hard to protect. :-)